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Follow live: French Open quarterfinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won the first four games and then held on to win the first set 7-5 against nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal (Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

Djoker takes first set (0:28)
How impressive was Joey Gallo's debut? (0:37)
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24mEric Karabell

Gallo's magical debut changes nothing

Eric Karabell examines the debut of Joey Gallo, and writes why fantasy owners should temper long-term expectations. He compares Gallo to Kris Bryant.

SweetSpot TV: Greatest No.1 Draft Picks (3:25)
Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
College football jersey numbers mark time (2:03)
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3hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Kentucky Wildcats

Replacing eight guys from a team that lost but one game in 39 tries is a rather tall order, but this is Kentucky, and expectations are always high.

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10hDarren Rovell

Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

The Riley Curry montage (0:49)


Venezuela prez: Maradona best for FIFA

President Nicolas Maduro believes Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona should succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. On his national TV program, Maduro said Maradona was proven right in calling out FIFA over the years.

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Looking back: MJ's Shrug Game

On this date in 1992, Michael Jordan knocked down his sixth 3 in a half over Portland in the Finals -- and simply shrugged. Yeah, he knew he was good.


Michelle Beadle channels MJ

On the anniversary of MJ's famous I-just-can't-believe-how-amazing-I-am shrug in the Finals, we had our very own Beadle recreate his classic playoff images last year. It's so good, we brought it back. The Shot, The Flu Game, etc.


Djoker gets the drop on Nadal

Rafael Nadal probably thought he had this point won with his cross-court backhand. But Novak Djokovic tracks the shot and surprises with a drop shot for the point in this French Open quarterfinal matchup.


Ley: You can't change a culture overnight

OTL's Bob Ley thinks there may not be an easy criminal case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter: "It was always the power and the prestige [for Blatter], it was not the money." Listen

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The power of the 3-pointer

Tom Haberstroh calls the 3-pointer the "special sauce" to a great NBA offense.


McClendon goes for broke after ejection

It's not walking off the field with first base, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon got a standing O for his theatrics during his ejection Tuesday night.



If this screenshot from a recent video game trailer can be believed, Fenway Park can even survive the end of the world. Check it out!

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Murray is broken serving for the first set and it's now 5-all against Ferrer. Six total breaks through 10 games on Lenglen. #RG15

Adrian Peterson still a No. 1 fantasy pick?

Not so fast, says Eric Karabell. The facts: He's 30 years old, he's finished as the top fantasy back just once (2012) and already has a lot of mileage despite little playing time last season -- he’s third among active running backs in rushing attempts. Where to draft him (Insider)

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LeSean McCoy participating in 11 on 11s at today's OTA after sitting out last week (neck)

Djoker takes 1st set in French quarters

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is 16-3 when he wins the first set vs. Rafael Nadal, and is 2-2 when he wins the first set vs. Nadal in a Slam. And when the two play, the first set winner is 36-7. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Tanaka tries to come back ... again

Everyone around baseball, ESPN's Andrew Marchand writes, knows Masahiro Tanaka is headed for Tommy John surgery. Public opinion has already made the diagnosis. Yet, the RHP returns again from the DL. Starts today

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Looking ahead: Kentucky
Men's College Basketball 

Replacing eight guys from a team that lost but one game in 39 tries is a rather tall order, but this is Kentucky -- and expectations are always high. O'Neil: Missing on recruits

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Men's College Basketball 

Roland Garros @rolandgarros

"Nothing's guaranteed. At this point i'm just fighting to stay in the tournament." Serena on continuing deeper into the finals #RG15